Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, who is the Founder and former Chairman of Loughborough based Morningside Pharmaceuticals, has been included in the UK’s Top 50 Kindness & Leadership Leading Lights.
The annual list honours leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as academia, who are using the power of kindness to make a transformative impact in business and to empower change.
Speaking about the importance of kindness to effective leadership, Dr Kotecha said: “I’m truly humbled to make this list and to be among some of the UK’s leading lights when it comes to putting kindness at the heart of corporate governance.”
For Dr Kotecha, establishing a culture of kindness, is key to business success. He said: “The culture of a business always comes from the top and must be lived and breathed every day by an organisation’s leadership.”
In addition to pioneering ethical leadership within entrepreneurship, Dr Kotecha is also Chair of the East Midlands CBI, a Department for International Trade Export Champion; and a Board Member for the Midlands Engine Council, the Centre for Social Justice, the British Asian Trust and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).
In 2017 he also established his family’s charitable foundation, which through providing grant funding to charities around the world, has directly saved more than 150,000 lives and significantly improved almost 400,000 in the UK and globally.
The goal of the Kindness & Leadership Top 50 is to challenge the global leadership conversation by placing a spotlight on trailblazers who are using the power of kindness to make an impact in business and to empower positive change.
The 2022 judging panel was made up of international business leaders and was chaired by HRH Princess Badiya Bint El Hassan of Jordan. New and previous listees include Chairman of the Midlands Engine and Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, as well as Ruw Abeyratne, Director of Health Equality and Inclusion at University Hospitals of Leicester, and Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever.